Student Government notes: Feb. 12 weekly meeting

Sara Ross, Staff Writer

On Feb. 12, Student Government went over first and second-week presentations along with a club report from BACCHUS.

To start, Adventures in Sciences came in for a fund request. Adventures in Science is a campus-wide event that is meant to encourage high school students to get interested in learning about science. This year the theme is “Blasting Off Into Space.” They are expecting over 250 students from local high schools, such as in Hazleton and Wilkes-Barre, to attend. To fund their event, they are looking for $2,730 to cover the costs of T-shirts, drawstring bags and safety glasses.

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) made an appearance as well because they would like to go to the 2020 State Leadership Conference in Harrisburg on Feb. 21. PBL is a business-oriented branch of a nationwide professional organization that participates in annual events. At the conference, students will be able to engage in open general sessions, award ceremonies, business workshops and networking opportunities. They will need $1,500 for hotel and registration fees.

BACCHUS presented their club report at the meeting. They went over the activities they had during the fall, including the Alcohol Awareness Walk, Talk on Vaping and Sexual Jeopardy. In the spring, they plan on volunteering and participating at the Big Event, the Random Acts of Kindness Week and the Sex Trafficking Awareness event.

The Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) gave a second presentation for a fund request to attend the SNPhA Regions I and II Conference. This organization’s mission is to allow students to plan, organize, coordinate and execute programs geared toward the improvement for the health, educational and social environment of the community. They required a total of $404.26, which they received in a passing motion.

Wilkes Adventure Education (WAE) was looking for a fund request to go on its 2020 WAE Spring Break trip. Students will get to go hiking and meet a Wilkes alumna who works as a park ranger at the Grand Canyon. To go on their trip, they needed $3,000 to cover expenses for car rentals, hotel rooms, a National Park pass and Grand Canyon permits. They were allocated this amount.

The Wilkes University Theatre Department is planning to attend the Southeastern Theatre Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. It will provide actors, teachers, directors and designers to participate in the art of theatre workshops, interviews for jobs, auditions and performance festivals. There will even be specialized classes that aren’t available in a regular college curriculum. The theatre department is asking for $200 for their trip, and they received the total amount.